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Home body: Roddy Doyle in Clontarf, in north Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Roddy Doyle’s writing used to inspire death threats. His 1994 television drama Family angered some people for its depiction of domestic violence and f(...)

 A jug of mixed roses. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Over the past few weeks, that Elvis Costello song, Good Year For The Roses just keeps popping into my head. The reason, of course, is the sun, which i(...)

At the launch of the Hay Festival Kells in Trinity College, Dublin were Geraldine Gaughran from The Hay Festival Kells Commitee and Lynde Cooke Hay Festival producer. The Fesival runs from 28-30 June 2013. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times
What’s on this weekend
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  • June 28, 2013, 15:48

Hay Festival – Kells, all weekend.The renowned literary festival comes to Co Meath with a host of public talks and workshops. Topics up for discussion(...)

One morning about 20 years ago, I stood in my kitchen and watched one of my children as he lay on his stomach on the floor, playing with his toy cars.(...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the start of  their European tour at the O2 last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Music promoter Peter Aiken has revealed that he plans to release a classic Live in the Marquee album next year to mark the 10th anniversary of the con(...)

Klare England certainly put the “family friendly” nature of the Body and Soul festival to the test last year. She arrived over from South Glou(...)

Here we go – again. The fields and parks are calling, the PA hire companies are loading their wares onto trucks and promoters are crossing their fi(...)

George Jones was nicknamed No-Show Jones for the concerts he missed during drinking and drug binges. Photograph: AP Photo/John Russell
Obituary: George Jones

George Jones, who has died in Nashville aged 81, was the definitive country singer of the past 50 years, whose songs about heartbreak and hard (...)

For a band with a modern name, The Computers are oddly preoccupied with the past. The sharp-suited Exeter quintet’s second album (...)

Spitting Image: the satirical puppet show thrived on Thatcher’s presence. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

‘Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep? Do you weep like a sad willow on your Marks and Spencer’s pi(...)

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